Thursday, January 22, 2009

St. George 5K

Last weekend, I ran my first 5K. It was in St. George, so we also were able to spend time with Matt's sister Sarah and her husband Eric.

For being in St. George, I was cold running the 5K. Well, most of me was hot, but my hands were icicles. Matt's dad, sister, and brother-in-law ran it as well as Matt and I. I got the worst time out of everyone, but I still beat my goal. My time was 29:02 for the 3.12 mile run (9:20/mile pace). Matt did awesome at 25:27 (8:11/mile pace). Everyone got addicted to the racing idea.

I got to use my Christmas present that Matt gave me: Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS watch and heart monitor. I love it.

Afterward we went mountain biking on the Bear Claw Poppy trail. You're probably thinking I'm really hardcore, but don't. I did horribly. I was too scared to go down the big hills and too tired to ride up them. I still had fun...in a really slow type of way. I haven't been on a bike for over a year, so I'm going to cut myself some slack.

Next race we are planning on doing will be a 10K around the end of March. If you know of any, let me know.

4 comments:

Jer and Jules said...

You guys are so ambitious! I'm so proud of you for doing that, I probably wouldn't even try (I hate running though). Congrats on completing your goal, and good luck on your next marathon(s)!

brittany said...

Ok I'm totally emabarassed I totally ran into in the bathroom on in like Beaver, but I forze because I wasn't sure if you recognized me... Sorry. I'm glad you had a good race! See you soon! :)

Christy said...

Nice job! I don't know of any 10Ks, but you should train for the Salt Lake half marathon. It's at the end of April. I did it last year, and you'll love it.

Racing/running is pretty addicting, huh?

Niki and John said...

So I sneaked into your blog from Tamara's page. I had no idea you just did a 5K! You are amazing, what is Parker now, 3 months! Kudos to you!